A Message to the World:
Another Conversation With God
BY: Neale Donald Walsch
Adapted from the forthcoming book, "From the Ashes: A Spiritual Response to the Attack on America," to be published by Beliefnet and Rodale Press.
Dear and Wonderful Beings,
I come to you in this hour of your deep sadness to bring you wisdom, for it is only at such times that you seem willing to hear Me--and hear Me now you must, if you are going to survive as a species.
Dearest Ones, you have not yet learned the basics of living together. You have not reached, through all the years you have been on your planet, the rudimentary understanding of the most elementary concepts of life, and it is not because you have not been told. It is because you have refused to listen.
So again I say to you, as I have said before, through other voices and at other times, let those who have ears to hear, listen. All of your human problems--all of them-would be solved in the blink of an eye were you to change a few simple things in the way you are attempting to co-create life together.
The first of these things is that you are not attempting to co-create life together but, rather, you are attempting to co-create it apart, and it will not work that way.
Yet you keep struggling and abusing and fighting, determined to obtain these things, and increase them, at any expense, even your own lives. And so you die worse in order to live better.
You cannot co-create life apart because you are not apart, you are together, intrinsically, spiritually, and yes, even physically. The great human truth is that you are all One. And the great human tragedy is that you do not know this. You do not know it in your experience, and you will not, until you try--and that is something you have adamantly refused to do.
This is why you have conflict, this is why you have discord, this is why you have war and murder and maiming and hurting. This is why you spite each other and compete with each other and argue with each other and race with each other against time to capture you know not what--to make sure you get it, and get enough of it, before it runs out. And this is why you struggle with each other to protect what you have gotten, although you don't even know what it is that you were after.
Was it success? Was it power? Was it security and safety?
You do not understand that security and safety is only found in not fighting for it. That authentic power is only experienced in not abusing it. That real success is only achieved in not straining and struggling and striving for it.
For if you achieve success by constantly straining, struggling and striving, what kind of success is that? And if you experience power by constantly abusing it, what kind of power is that? And if you find security and safety by constantly fighting, what kind of safety is that?
You are One Being, different but united, as the fingers and the thumb are different, but not separate from the hand. Difference is not division, yet because you see that you are different you imagine that you are divided.